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Scottish Links and Single Malts

PerryGolf is offering weeklong tours of links courses and whisky distilleries in western Scotland. The itinerary includes five rounds of golf at such revered venues as Turnberry’s Ailsa Course, Machrihanish Golf Club and the Machrie. The tours are available from May through September. The cost, not including airfare, is $4,195 per golfer and $3,050 per nonplaying companion. Call 800-344-5257 or visit perrygolf.com.

A Hawaiian Sense of Place

The next time you’re planning a trip to play the Plantation Course, consider this: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has reopened after a six-month, $130 million renovation designed to embrace the beauty and culture of its surroundings. Among many upgrades, the resort’s flagship restaurant, the Banyan Tree, has a new outdoor bar and lounge that overlooks the ocean and the island of Molokai. Call 800-262-8440 or visit ritzcarlton.com.

Four Seasons Scottsdale Refurbished

This Sonoran Desert retreat, whose guests have privileges on the two courses at Troon North Golf Club, has completed its first renovation since opening nearly a decade ago. The guest rooms have been redone, and the lobby lounge and restaurant have been redesigned to expand views of Pinnacle Peak. There’s also a private wine-tasting room. Call 480-515-5700 or visit fourseasons.com.


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